Ep026: Aussie Slang “Bloody” – Different Ways To Say “To Be Broken”

In this episode you’re going to learn how to use the Aussie slang word “bloody” as well as a bunch of different ways for saying “To Be Broken”.

Bloody – is a very common adjective, which is used to emphasise any point or story.

The bloody car isn’t working

The car isn’t bloody working

  • Oh you bloody beauty! – “bloody bewdy”
  • That’s bloody awesome!
  • That news was bloody horrible!
    • …bloody sad!
    • …bloody awful!
  • I was so bloody drunk last night
  • It was a bloody big night last night and I was bloody drunk
  • Where the bloody hell are ya?
  • If you drink and drive you’re a bloody idiot.
  • The bloody car isn’t working!
  • What the bloody hell is going on?
  • Absolutely + bloody = Absa-bloody-lutely! / abso-bloody-lutely

Different ways to say “to be broken” using Aussie slang.

To be broken

  • The bloody washing machine is broken.
  • My computer is broken, it needs to be fixed.

To be malfunctioning

  • The bloody washing machine is malfunctioning.
  • My computer is malfunctioning, it needs to be repaired.

To be cactus

  • The bloody washing machine is cactus!
  • My computer’s cactus at the moment, it needs to be repaired.

To be dead

  • The bloody washing machine is cactus!
  • The computer’s dead today, it needs to be repaired.

Note: Saying something is dead also means it’s out of power, so if you laptop computer was dead it could mean it’s broken but also that it has no power left in the battery.

To be buggered

  • The bloody washing machine is buggered!
  • My computer’s buggered at the moment.

To be screwed

  • The bloody washing machine is screwed!
  • My computer’s screwed at the moment.

To be busted

  • My computer is busted at the moment.
  • The bloody washing machine is busted.

To be stuffed

  • The bloody washing machine is stuffed!
  • My computer’s stuffed at the moment.

To be on the fritz

  • The bloody washing machine is on the fritz!
  • My computer’s on the fritz.

To be playing up

  • The bloody washing machine’s playing up!
  • My computer’s playing up at the moment. It needs repairs.
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